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Clutches

A slipping / failing clutch on your vehicle is something that can cause the vehicle to lose drive and break down this should never be ignored.

5 signs that your clutch may be failing

  • Grinding or rattling noise 
  • High revs when accelerating as the clutch slips or loses drive
  • Difficulty in changing gears 
  • Clutch pedal sticking / not returning 
  • Vibrating when engaging clutch

Common Clutch Faults

Clutch Drag: This is where the clutch plate is not at a correct adjustment or the centre plate is sticking on the splines and the difficulties you would have with this problem is obtaining gears particularly first and reverse gears.

Clutch Judder: This is caused by a warped friction plate or the gearbox or engine mounts could be broken, with this you get a shudder and a vibration when the vehicle starts to move.

Clutch Slip: This is caused by the oil on the friction plate or worn friction plate, although the symptoms of the clutch slip would be partial or you would have total loss of drive; also your vehicle speed would be lower than normal compared with the engine speed.

Reasons You can rely on us:

  • Clutch testing and inspections
  • Clutch repairs and replacements
  • A cost-effective and honest service
  • 12-month or 10,000-mile guarantees
  • Only genuine or OE replacement parts
  • A quick diagnosis and repair process
  • Flywheel, clutch, hydraulic replacement & repair 
  • Friendly communication at all times

FAQs

  1. What are the signs that my clutch might be failing?
    • There are several signs that your clutch may be failing, including:
      • Grinding or rattling noise
      • High revs when accelerating as the clutch slips or loses drive
      • Difficulty in changing gears
      • Clutch pedal sticking or not returning
      • Vibrating when engaging the clutch
  2. What is clutch drag and what problems can it cause?

    Clutch drag occurs when the clutch plate is not correctly adjusted or the center plate sticks on the splines. This can cause difficulties in obtaining gears, particularly first and reverse gears.
  3. What causes clutch judder and how does it affect the vehicle?

    Clutch judder is caused by a warped friction plate or broken gearbox or engine mounts. It results in a shudder and vibration when the vehicle starts to move.
  4. What should I do if I experience clutch slip?

    Clutch slip is often caused by oil on the friction plate or a worn friction plate. Symptoms include partial or total loss of drive and a lower vehicle speed compared to engine speed. If you experience clutch slip, it is important to have it inspected and repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
  5. Why should I choose your service for clutch repairs?

    We offer clutch testing and inspections, as well as repairs and replacements. Our service is cost-effective and honest. We provide a 12-month or 10,000-mile guarantee. We use only genuine or OE replacement parts. Our diagnosis and repair process is quick and efficient. We offer friendly communication at all times. We also handle flywheel, clutch, and hydraulic replacement and repair.


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